Hello to all my readers (big cashers) and my fans it feels great to be back I had a long
beautiful weekend. It’s 90 degrees here in Iowa and I’m on my front porch typing on the Mac watching the kids walk to school. I am well rested and ready to go. Let’s Roll.
Guys I believe that things happen for a reason,purpose or even a lesson . I’m not a person who lives with regret. Unlike a lot of bloggers I did do research before I started blogging full-time.
I actually took a 9 month business marketing course in preparation which was half -off for veterans here at the community college.
Have you heard ? About me ?
I also talked to bloggers here in Iowa and they gave me their opinions and advice.
I’m financially set so the whole nut in the shell was could I adapt to being home so much and would I get bored.
Before I started blogging full-time I attained four clients for my social media management service. And since that time I have doubled my clients.
The goal is 20 by Jan 1st. Hey guys nothing prepares you until you put your feet in the fire. Talking about things sounds good. You have to DO IT.
I have learned a boatload since I started blogging full-time and that’s what the important share is about today.
I’m going to call my post “6 Things I wish I Knew Before I started Blogging”. And I hope it helps those of you who are just starting on your blogging experience to be more aware as you set out.
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1. Be Yourself From Day 1.
You will hear this advice over and over if you hang around the blogosphere for any length of time. Be You. What ever your blog is about,inject it with a massive dose of you!
This is done through the way you write,the phrases you use, your humor, your personal story your blogs design, the topics you write about and so many other ways.
Don’t do what I did and get caught writing what you think you should be writing or writing similar to your favorite guru’s ” style.” It isn’t sustainable.
Hey guys be true to yourself and write what you believe in and what you are opinionated about and blogging becomes pure fun.
And blogging should be fun, it should be inspiring for the blogger and to your reader.
Take a time out and think about what makes you unique and let loose with your pen and be You!.
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Try different things out and see what works for you. It is okay to not have everything set in stone. Just start writing. Hey guys embrace the trial and error process it will help you find your way faster.
Try a few topics and see what lights your fire.
I’m non-technical so when I started my blog, I was very careful messing around with plugins,emails and anything with the dashboard .area because bloggers had spooked me , kept telling me be careful your site might “crash”.
But guys take it from me watch a few YouTube tutorials and the more you play with that tech stuff the easier it will get to you. It’s basically common sense.
3. Don’t Compromise Quality for Quantity
This was a huge mistake I made early on.
There is so much advice out there telling bloggers to pump out the post,saying you should be publishing every day or even more ! Don’t listen guys!
Don’t publish a post just because you feel you are supposed to have something on your blog everyday.
Be generous to your readers by taking the time to write to write blog post that add value to their lives.
Whether it’s a post with that amazing infographic or it’s a post with that value-packed how-to guide. There are many ways to offer quality to your readers, and they will love you for it.
Please read Jeff Walker’s Launch : An Internet Millionaire’s Secet Formula to Sell Almost Anything Online. for more ideas.
4. You Don’t Have to be An Expert to have Something to Offer
Each of us has something to offer. Yet so many of us get caught up in feeling like we aren’t qualified enough,don’t have enough experience.
Or haven’t been blogging long enough to have anything of real value to offer. This simply isn’t true. We all have a different life journey with different experiences and blog differently to that of anyone else.
You don’t need to be an expert to have something to offer and to me that is the beauty of blogging. Just work hard. At backlinko they analyzed 1 million Google searches. Now that’s working hard.
5. Connect. Connect.
Blogging is about connections, so it might seem strange for this point to be included. Bloggers. Take the time even when you are very busy starting out with your blog to visit other blogs.
Comment on post when you feel you have something meaningful to say. Jump on social media and connect.
Go out to a blogging meet-up, workshop or event. It might seem intimidating for those who find social situations a challenge,but the connections and friendships you make thru these events and by reaching out online will benefit not only your blog but your life. Maybe a mention from an influencer like Neil Patel.
Connecting with others is also a great way to grow your own readership and who knows guys opportunities might arise through people you meet when you reach out.
6 Avoid Comparison
Guys I still struggle with this. I’m very competitive. I am a “compare and contrast.” kind of person. I blame my 6 years in the Army for this.
Comparing is an easy trap to fall into especially when you are a new blogger. Every blog will grow and establish in different ways and a different pace.
Don’t feel discouraged because that blogger over there is crushing it has the readers and opportunities you crave.
Chances are they have been working harder and longer on their blog much longer than you. Run your own race, step up and you will be rewarded for your hard work in due time. Until then don’t hate. Congratulate.
Hey everybody I hope these “6 Things I wish I knew When I Started Blogging” helps you guys who are just strarting out to avoid some mistakes and misinformation I experienced.
I hope you enjoyed this post and I would really appreciate it if you take 3 seconds to share it. Not only will it help my blog to grow it will put a big smile on my face the rest of the day
Leave me some of your opinions and comments below. Take care of Business.
Quote of the day “Your network is your net worth”. Jitendra Vaswani